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50% Bonus On American Airlines Miles Purchases Ends December 31

American Airlines is running a 50% bonus on purchased miles through December 31, 2012. If you are looking to book an award ticket and don’t yet have enough miles in your account, this promotion may help you get enough miles for an award ticket at a 50% discount.

American Airlines Holiday Bonus Purchase Miles

How To Purchase Miles At 50% Bonus

The price to purchase 60,000 miles and receive a 30,000 mile bonus is $1,650 plus a $35 transaction processing charge. The total price of $1,685 equals a price per mile of $0.0187, a fair market price if you are looking to top off your account.

American Airlines Holiday Bonus Purchase Miles Price

Promotion Details

  • Purchase up to 60,000 AAdvantage miles and receive a 50% bonus
  • Promotion ends ends 11:59 pm CST December 31, 2012
  • Prices are in U.S. dollars and do not include applicable taxes or $35 per transaction processing charge
  • Please allow 72 hours for the purchased miles to post to your account.
  • Please allow 5 days for the bonus miles to post
  • buyAAmiles and giftAAmiles transactions are limited to a combined maximum of 60,000 miles, per account, per calendar year

Terms And Conditions

  • Terms and Conditions: Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible
  • Please allow 72 hours for purchased AAdvantage® miles to post to the designated AAdvantage account
  • Please allow 5 days for the bonus miles to post
  • AAdvantage members must purchase between 5,000 and 9,000 AAdvantage miles in a single transaction from the buyAAmiles® program to be eligible to earn 1,500 bonus miles
  • Members must purchase between 10,000 and 14,000 AAdvantage miles in a single transaction to be eligible to earn 3,000 bonus miles
  • Members must purchase between 15,000 and 19,000 AAdvantage miles in a single transaction to be eligible to earn 4,500 bonus miles
  • Members must purchase between 20,000 and 29,000 AAdvantage miles in a single transaction to be eligible to earn 10,000 bonus miles
  • Members must purchase between 30,000 and 39,000 AAdvantage miles in a single transaction to be eligible to earn 15,000 bonus miles
  • Members must purchase between 40,000 and 49,000 AAdvantage miles in a single transaction to be eligible to earn 20,000 bonus miles
  • Members must purchase between 50,000 and 59,000 AAdvantage miles in a single transaction to be eligible to earn 25,000 bonus miles
  • Members must purchase 60,000 AAdvantage miles in a single transaction to be eligible to earn 30,000 bonus miles
  • Bonus offer begins 12:00 am CST November 16, 2012 and ends 11:59 pm CST December 31, 2012. If purchasing miles, the AAdvantage bonus miles will be posted to the purchasers’ AAdvantage account
  • If giving miles, the AAdvantage bonus miles will be posted to the receivers’ AAdvantage account
  • buyAAmiles transactions are limited to a combined maximum of 40,000 miles per account, per calendar year, however during the promotional period of November 16th to December 31st 2012 the combined limit for purchasing miles has been raised to 60,000 miles per account, per calendar year
  • Bonus miles earned do not count toward the annual limit. AAdvantage miles purchased or earned through this promotion do not count toward elite-status qualification or Million Miler(SM) status

Bottom Line

Earlier this year I booked the Ultimate Golf trip on an AA award in British Airways First Class for only 67,500 miles one-way and another one-way AA award ticket on American Airlines 777 in First Class for only 67,500 miles.

The cost per mile using this promotion is $0.0187. If I needed American Airlines miles this price is a point where I’d be a buyer. But of course YMMV.

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About the author: The Weekly Flyer is writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way. Feel free to reach me at theweeklyflyer@gmail.com

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  • David December 31, 2012, 10:58 am

    The price works out at 2 cents. I bought the 60K plus 30k bonus and was also charged a Federal Excise Tax of $135 which bumbped the price up.

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